It’s that magical time of year where websites and prospect writers have gathered all their information to provide readers with the list of top 100 minor leaguers who will impact Major League Baseball in the near future. 

With these lists comes a lot of praise—especially for the work that goes into it—but also a lot of backlash. Fans want to see their favorite prospects appearing on a top 100 list because it provides hope and optimism. 

Everyone has their own opinions and methods for determining why a player does or doesn’t make a top 100 list.

In analyzing some of these lists, which combine scouting reports from various sources and the writer’s opinion, there are a lot of things to agree with. Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton as the No. 1 player, according to, is a no-brainer. 

Not everything will be agreed upon, which is the point of this particular list. While staying respectful to the process and lists put forth by various writers, there are players who would have made my hypothetical top 100 list who aren’t appearing as high, or were left off, other rankings. 

So here are the 10 prospects I believe deserve more love than they are currently getting from certain major outlets. 


Note: All stats courtesy of unless otherwise noted. Lists used via and Baseball Prospectus


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